TR­EF­FEN 2015

The Ger­mans sure know how to put on a show; just in­vite Opels from all over Europe and have one mas­sive party!

Performance Vauxhall - - OPEL TREFFEN - WORDS AND PHO­TOS Steve McCann

We’ve been cov­er­ing this event for a few years now but it never gets old. You only have to look at the ev­er­ex­pand­ing size of our UK trav­el­ling group to prove its ap­peal. How­ever, for those of you un­aware of Opel Tr­ef­fen, we should ex­plain the phe­nom­e­non. Ba­si­cally, it’s a mas­sive

PER­FOR­MANCE VAUX­HALL Opel-fest! It takes place in and around the Mo­tor­sport Arena Osch­er­sleben, in the heart of Ger­many and at­tracts an in­cred­i­ble 70,000 peo­ple each year! The for­mat makes it more of an Opel cel­e­bra­tion and fes­ti­val with non-stop ac­tion on and off track for sev­eral days.

With so much to see and do as well as be­ing sur­rounded by 20,000 Opels and Vaux­halls, topped off with an amaz­ing at­mos­phere, it really is the ul­ti­mate road trip. 2015 was a spe­cial mile­stone too as it sig­naled the 20th an­niver­sary of the show so it gave more cause for cel­e­bra­tion, as if that was needed!

As ex­pected, this one ticked all the boxes giv­ing us track ses­sions, demos, 1/8 mile drag rac­ing, drift­ing, burnout com­pe­ti­tions, sound-offs, the oblig­a­tory show n’ shine, retro dis­plays, trade stands, club stands from all over Europe, party buses and not for­get­ting the amaz­ing nightlife and at­mos­phere. Here are just some of the high­lights….

There was even a con­test to find Miss Opel!

The ex­tent of the show was stag­ger­ing, with cars lit­er­ally every­where you looked

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